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First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1971-72 Division 1

Final League Position 13th

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19710731Sat 31/7 Portsmouth A 0-0 D   Friendly 5,775 Robson
19710804Wed 4/8 Norwich City A 3-4 L   Friendly 8,778 Hamilton, Viljoen, Forbesog Robson
19710807Sat 7/8 Millwall A 1-1 D   Friendly 4,520 Unknown Robson
19710814Sat 14/8 EVERTON H 0-0 D     23,757 Robson
19710817Tue 17/8 COVENTRY CITY H 3-1 W     19,269 Hamilton, Clarke2 Robson
19710821Sat 21/8 Southampton A 0-0 D     17,931 Robson
19710823Mon 23/8 West Ham United A 0-0 D     25,714 Robson
19710828Sat 28/8 LEEDS UNITED H 0-2 L     26,658 Robson
19710831Tue 31/8 DERBY COUNTY H 0-0 D     18,687 Robson
19710904Sat 4/9 Manchester United A 0-1 L     44,852 Robson
19710907Tue 7/9 MANCHESTER UNITED H 1-3 L   League Cup 2nd Round 28,143 Robertson Robson
19710911Sat 11/9 LEICESTER CITY H 1-2 L     18,483 Clarke Robson
19710918Sat 18/9 West Bromwich Albion A 2-1 W     18,885 Clarke, Robertson Robson
19710925Sat 25/9 NEWCASTLE UNITED H 0-0 D     18,720 Robson
19711002Sat 2/10 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-2 L     33,562 Collard Robson
19711009Sat 9/10 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H 1-1 D     16,285 Harper Robson
19711016Sat 16/10 Everton A 1-1 D     31,590 Hill Robson
19711023Sat 23/10 STOKE CITY H 2-1 W     17,677 Hill2 Robson
19711030Sat 30/10 Arsenal A 1-2 L     39,065 Hill Robson
19711106Sat 6/11 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 2-1 W     21,938 Hill, Belfitt Robson
19711108Mon 8/11 Colchester United A 2-5 L   Testimonial Roy Massey 4,849 Clarke, Robertson Robson
19711113Sat 13/11 Crystal Palace A 1-1 D     18,462 Belfitt Robson
19711120Sat 20/11 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN H 1-0 W     16,168 Hill Robson
19711127Sat 27/11 Sheffield United A 0-7 L     26,233 Robson
19711204Sat 4/12 LIVERPOOL H 0-0 D     31,362 Robson
19711211Sat 11/12 Manchester City A 0-4 L     26,900 Robson
19711218Sat 18/12 MANCHESTER UNITED H 0-0 D     29,213 Robson
19711227Mon 27/12 Chelsea A 0-2 L     43,896 Robson
19720101Sat 1/1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H 2-3 L     16,883 Hill, Belfitt Robson
19720108Sat 8/1 Leeds United A 2-2 D     32,194 Hunter, Clarke Robson
19720115Sat 15/1 Peterborough United A 2-0 W   FA Cup 3rd Round 16,973 Viljoen, Hill Robson
19720122Sat 22/1 Coventry City A 1-1 D     18,183 Hunter Robson
19720124Mon 24/1 Cambridge United A 2-1 W   Testimonial John Gregson 4,000 Unknown2 Robson
19720129Sat 29/1 WEST HAM UNITED H 1-0 W     22,757 Morris Robson
19720205Sat 5/2 Birmingham City A 0-1 L   FA Cup 4th Round 40,709 Robson
19720212Sat 12/2 Stoke City A 3-3 D     20,244 Miller, Lambert2 Robson
19720219Sat 19/2 ARSENAL H 0-1 L     28,657 Robson
19720226Sat 26/2 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-2 D     19,349 Belfitt2 Robson
19720304Sat 4/3 CRYSTAL PALACE H 0-2 L     17,221 Robson
19720311Sat 11/3 Nottingham Forest A 2-0 W     9,872 Viljoen, Whymark Robson
19720318Sat 18/3 SOUTHAMPTON H 1-1 D     15,528 Whymark Robson
19720322Wed 22/3 Derby County A 0-1 L     26,738 Robson
19720325Sat 25/3 Leicester City A 0-1 L     19,769 Robson
19720401Sat 1/4 CHELSEA H 1-2 L     24,319 Viljoen Robson
19720403Mon 3/4 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H 2-1 W     24,302 Belfitt, Wantog Robson
19720405Wed 5/4 Newcastle United A 1-0 W     22,979 Whymark Robson
19720408Sat 8/4 Huddersfield Town A 3-1 W     12,139 Robertson, Morris, Belfitt Robson
19720415Sat 15/4 SHEFFIELD UNITED H 0-0 D     17,052 Robson
19720418Tue 18/4 MANCHESTER CITY H 2-1 W     24,464 Harper, Whymark Robson
19720422Sat 22/4 Liverpool A 0-2 L     54,316 Robson
19720428Fri 28/4 IPSWICH & DISTRICT LEAGUE H 7-0 W   Ipswich & District League 75th Anniversary 1,200 Unknown7 Robson

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
Friendly62221511
League421116153953
League Cup100113
FA Cup210121
TOTALS511418195768

 Excludes abandoned games (if any), Matches decided on penalties (if any) count as a drawn game.

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League21,400449,40026,803562,873
Cup/Play-offs28,14328,14328,84157,682

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 28 7
Bell, Bobby26/10/1950 Central Defender 9  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 31  
Carroll, Tommy18/8/1942 Right Full Back 1  
Clarke, Frank15/7/1942 Centre Forward 20(3) 5
Collard, Ian31/8/1947 Midfield 13(1) 1
Own Goal 2 2
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 9(9) 2
Hammond, Geoff24/3/1950 Full Back 17  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 45 2
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 23(1) 8
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 37 2
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 46  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 14(2) 2
McNeil, Mick7/2/1940 Defender 2  
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 31(2) 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 39  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 33(2) 2
Robertson, Jimmy17/12/1944 Right Winger 44 3
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 15  
Unknown 5 12
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 35 4
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 12(3) 4
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 2(4)  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 2  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 2  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 2  
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 2 1
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 2  
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 2  
McNeil, Mick7/2/1940 Defender 1  
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 1(1)  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 2  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 2  
Robertson, Jimmy17/12/1944 Right Winger 2  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 2 1
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 26 7
Bell, Bobby26/10/1950 Central Defender 7  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 27  
Carroll, Tommy18/8/1942 Right Full Back 1  
Clarke, Frank15/7/1942 Centre Forward 18(3) 5
Collard, Ian31/8/1947 Midfield 13(1) 1
Own Goal 1 1
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 8(8) 1
Hammond, Geoff24/3/1950 Full Back 15  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 42 2
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 20(1) 7
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 35 2
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 42  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 14(2) 2
McNeil, Mick7/2/1940 Defender 1  
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 29(1) 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 35  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 29(2) 2
Robertson, Jimmy17/12/1944 Right Winger 40 2
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 15  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 32 2
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 12(2) 4
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1(4)  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Bell, Bobby26/10/1950 Central Defender 1  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 1  
Clarke, Frank15/7/1942 Centre Forward 1  
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 0(1)  
Hammond, Geoff24/3/1950 Full Back 1  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 1  
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 1  
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 1  
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 1  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 1  
Robertson, Jimmy17/12/1944 Right Winger 1 1
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Bell, Bobby26/10/1950 Central Defender 1  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 1  
Clarke, Frank15/7/1942 Centre Forward 1  
Own Goal 1 1
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 1 1
Hammond, Geoff24/3/1950 Full Back 1  
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 1  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 1  
Robertson, Jimmy17/12/1944 Right Winger 1  
Unknown 5 12
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 1 1
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 0(1)  
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1  

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 1
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. DERBY COUNTY             42  16  4  1  43  10   8  6  7  26  23   58
 2. Leeds United             42  17  4  0  54  10   7  5  9  19  21   57
 3. Liverpool                42  17  3  1  48  16   7  6  8  16  14   57
 4. Manchester City          42  16  3  2  48  15   7  8  6  29  30   57
 5. Arsenal                  42  15  2  4  36  13   7  6  8  22  27   52
 6. Tottenham Hotspur        42  16  3  2  45  13   3 10  8  18  29   51
 7. Chelsea                  42  12  7  2  41  20   6  5 10  17  29   48
 8. Manchester United        42  13  2  6  39  26   6  8  7  30  35   48
 9. Wolverhampton Wanderers  42  10  7  4  35  23   8  4  9  30  34   47
10. Sheffield United         42  10  8  3  39  26   7  4 10  22  34   46
11. Newcastle United         42  10  6  5  30  18   5  5 11  19  34   41
12. Leicester City           42   9  6  6  18  11   4  7 10  23  35   39
13. Ipswich Town             42   7  8  6  19  19   4  8  9  20  34   38
14. West Ham United          42  10  6  5  31  19   2  6 13  16  32   36
15. Everton                  42   8  9  4  28  17   1  9 11   9  31   36
16. West Bromwich Albion     42   6  7  8  22  23   6  4 11  20  31   35
17. Stoke City               42   6 10  5  26  25   4  5 12  13  31   35
18. Coventry City            42   7 10  4  27  23   2  5 14  17  44   33
19. Southampton              42   8  5  8  31  28   4  2 15  21  52   31
20. Crystal Palace           42   4  8  9  26  31   4  5 12  13  34   29
21. NOTTINGHAM FOREST        42   6  4 11  25  29   2  5 14  22  52   25
22. HUDDERSFIELD TOWN        42   4  7 10  12  22   2  6 13  15  37   25

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